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May 9 - May 22, 2018 • Vol. 21 • Issue 9


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„„ Fast-casual taco chain R Taco opened their first Ohio location, in Maumee at 1470 Ford St., off of Dussel Drive. The shop offers a variety of tacos for $2.50 each. 419-887-0831. „„ Locally owned taco and tequileria, 419 Tacos, has opened at 3309 N. Holland-Sylvania Rd. space formerly occupied by POP Grille. 419-214-1330. (See more in the Chowline on p. 20.) „„ The locally owned fast-casual Asian fusion restaurant Balance PanAsian Grille will open a downtown Toledo location on Thursday, May 10. The 2,300-square-foot restaurant, which will adjoin an 8,000-square-foot urban indoor aquaponics farm that will supply the chain’s four restaurants, is located at 215 N. Summit St., In the arcade of the parking garage of the Tower on the Maumee.

Slow pedal

Every year during Bike Month, We Are Traffic, an educational non-profit promoting cycling transportation, coordinates a Ride of Silence. Cyclists gather for a quiet, slow ride in honor of those who have been injured or killed while riding. The 8-mile ride will begin at 7pm Wednesday, May 16 at the Gateway Area, lot 25 of the University of Toledo (Secor Rd. and College Dr.) and make its way back to UT, stopping occasionally to remember particular riders who have lost their lives. Police escorts from the University, Toledo and Ottawa Hills will protect the ride for everyone’s safety. No registration is required, so if you’re interested in participating, show up around 6:30pm. For any questions, contact Mary Pat McCarthy at 419-241-9155 ext. 1106 or email

„„ Starbucks has announced plans to open its first downtown Toledo shop, on the first floor of Edison Plaza, 300 Madison Ave. The national coffee chain store plans to open in August. „„ Macy’s Backstage, a discount outlet concept, will open on the second floor of the Macy’s department store in Franklin Park Mall in mid June. „„ Retailer Elder-Beerman has announced the closure of all of its stores, including the Toledo-area store at 3301 Secor Rd. and the Bowling Green store in Woodland Mall. „„ After 36 years of business, family-owned Churchill’s Religious Goods and Gifts will close by mid May. 2748 Tremainsville Rd., 419-471-0667. „„ Ballroom dance company Alfredo’s Studio of Dance, at 5224 Renwyck Dr., has closed after 30 years. „„ Women’s boutique Amy’s Allie will close on May 15. Until then, the shop will offer 50 percent storewide discount. 6600 W. Sylvania Ave., 419-535-8048. Know of any changes in the area? Send them to

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More than PB&J

Food for Thought, a local non-profit organization dedicated to feeding Toledo’s hungry, hosts its annual Jam City event Thursday, May 24. Toledo’s top chefs will prepare gourmet dishes inspired by the lunchbox staple, PB&J. This year marks the sixth Jam City and the non-profit’s 11th year in the community. $35. 6-9pm. Renaissance Toledo Downtown Hotel, 444 N. Summit St. 419-972-0022.

Walk through history

In honor of Toledo Police officers who have fallen in the line of duty, the Toledo History Museum is kicking-off the commemorative week with behind the scenes tours of Toledo’s Safety Building. The Museum holds an array of objects, photographs, and archival materials of Toledo’s history. Going behind the scenes entails walking on steep stairs and in tight spaces, so these tours are not recommended for young children or anyone with mobility problems. Pre-registration is required, register online for any one of the three 45-minute tours offered between 10am and noon Saturday, May 12. Toledo History Museum, 2001 Collingwood Blvd. 419-215-2437. Free


OP ED Mike Ferner

Coordinator Advocates for a Clean Lake Erie

Q.What does the American Farm Bureau have to do with your water bill? A. Plenty! The American Farm BuRecently Deputy Dir. reau (AFB), including its Gebhardt tried, for at least Ohio affiliate, represents a second time, to frighten operators of animal factory people with a bogus threat “farms.” that CWA cleanup proceSince Toledo’s water dures “would generate crisis in 2014, we’re paying many lawsuits similar to $6,000,000 a year more for what happened with the chemicals as well as tens of Chesapeake Bay.” Toledomillions of dollars in water ans have heard environtreatment plant upgrades mentalists describe Chesawhich are needed to depeake Bay as starting to toxify lake water from the come back to life during a influx of mountains of anisuccessful CWA cleanup. mal waste – effluent which “But, lawsuits!? What?!” is more than the combined Good readers, keep this sewage of Los Angeles and in mind the next time Karl Chicago – that’s dumped Gebhardt makes a proon fields which then drain nouncement: Yes, there into Lake Erie. was a big Chesapeake Bay Regular TCP readers lawsuit. It took five years know that Advocates for a to go all the way up to the Clean Lake Erie have been U.S. Supreme Court. But yelling for over two years who filed it? The American to encourage the adopFarm Bureau, the Penntion of an EPA “impaired” sylvania Farm Bureau, the designation for the “open National Pork Producers waters of western Lake Director and Deputy Director Council, National Chicken Erie.” That designation of the Ohio EPA, Craig Butler Council and other corpowould start a process, unrate allies! And one more (top) and Karl Gebhardt der the Clean Water Act thing to keep in mind: (CWA), to quantify a thorOEPA Deputy Dir. Gebough pollution inventory, enforceable hardt is a former 19-year lobbyist for the limits, binding timelines and, perhaps Ohio Farm Bureau. most frightening to animal factory opThe Chesapeake Bay lawsuit filed by erators, accountability – something the big corporate interests claimed that the Ohio Farm Bureau and others in Ohio EPA didn’t have authority to implement government have diligently avoided. CWA limits on polluters. It lost, then lost Ohio Farm Bureau’s two most inon appeal, then the US Supreme Court fluential agents, Director and Deputy refused to even hear the case. Had the Director of the Ohio EPA, Craig Butler big corporate interests won that lawsuit, (left) and Karl Gebhardt, (right) are conyou could have kissed the Chesapeake versant with the rules and regs of the Bay and Lake Erie goodbye. Clean Water Act. I find Mr. Gebhardt’s “lawsuit boogeyBut Butler and Gebhardt have refused man” scare tactic especially offensive. He for a decade to put Lake Erie on the Ohio must think we are illiterate, or imbeciles, EPAs list of impaired water bodies sent or maybe illiterate imbeciles. We have to the USEPA. newspaper reports and news feeds. We Then they decided to add Lake Erie to can read them. We won’t be fooled again. the list just days before a federal court We want the EPA to do its job and abide ruling ended the practice of animal feed by and enforce the Clean Water Act. We lot operators using Lake Erie as their want a healthy lake. We want polluters to no-cost waste removal receptacle. stop destroying it and for them to pay to They are already backing away from the Clean Water Act (CWA) in favor of clean it up. Ohio legislation that would retain the You may want to let your public sersame failed, “voluntary measures” that vants know. have led to the compromised health of Lake Erie today. And they have used underhanded gimmicks to keep the public confused and docile. Here’s what I mean.


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Calling out the CAFO culprits And how losing can lead to a new job by Johnny Hildo

The water crisis of ‘14 has faded from memory and we all turn on the taps with nary a care about microcystin, until usually late July or August. But what have we done about this misfortune? How have we, as a community, balanced the scary prospect of being cozied up next to the largest supply of fresh water on the planet with the prospect of being unable to drink the water piped into our homes? The answer, we have attended a few conferences, made some bold statements, allowed the issue to be pervasive in local politics (See the most recent Mayoral election as an example) yet sparsely little has been accomplished. Interesting, we are the focus of the denizens of the Great Lakes watershed, yet there is no legislation on the horizon, no mandates from State (or Federal but, then, Secretary Pruitt is another matter altogether) lawmakers, no real plans for dealing with this impending disaster of unusable water.

Wade in the water

But wait, a beacon in the darkness. Shining through the algae clouded water that is our Great Lake. Calling animal effluent what it is, and identifying the culprit of our water woes. Concentrated animal feeding operations, CAFOs, are causing runoff of vast amounts of phosphorous and other contaminants into our waters. Where PHH refused to tread, not demanding that Lake Erie be deemed “impaired”, Hizzoner, Wade K, made a bold proclamation at last week’s regional water conference of area leaders “We live in a state where our legislature is a wholly owned subsidiary of the farm bureau,” Mayor Kapszukiewicz said. “I’m sorry, but it’s true.”

Sorry indeedy. Now that it has been said, that this animal effluent is the cause of these perennial algal blooms, maybe we can collectively work, and (using what has become a bad word these days) regulate the feed operations to save ol’ Erie. Hats off to Wade for laying it on the line and advocating more clear talk to lead to more clear water. We’re with Hizzoner, what’s been done so far on this issue “is just not good enough.”

Losing, the new winning in City Politics?

By the time you read this, one more incumbent pol will be out of a publicly funded job. As we go to press, the primary election looms. With it comes the end for one of two long-time feeders at the public trough. The only question is, what comes next? One of two incumbent Democratic state reps, Michael Ashford and Teresa Fedor, will have won the D primary on May 8 for state senate. Given the district, whoever has won the primary will face smooth sailing in November. The loser will be out of a job. Ashford has worked in social service agencies as recently as a few years ago. Fedor, on the other hand, was a teacher, a job she hasn’t done in decades. Right now, one of the two has their seat in Columbus for a scant few more months. They’ll be spending much of that time begging, pleading, and cajoling for a job. Given the recent track record of appointments of also rans (see our columns on Sarantou and Byers), they’ll probably get one. If we’re paying for it, let’s at least hope it’s a position they’re qualified for.



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MINDING OUR BUSINESS Forté Music Owner Virgil Lupu

Standing For Sandusky Bay Standing Rush works to restore wetlands By Jeff McGinnis

From Transylvania to the Glass City By Erin Holden

Transylvania native Virgil Lupu never thought that his career in music would bring him to own his own business. He began teaching at Forté Music School in 2008 when it was owned by Jim Stanton. According to Lupu, in 2014, Jim, who still teaches at Forte, “approached me about whether I would like to take it over. I never thought I would end up running a school, but you never know.” At the time there were 150 students enrolled; now there are 500, a huge milestone for the school.

Bowling Green ties

Lupu’s primary inspiration to pursue music was his mother. A piano teacher at the intensive music school from which Lupu graduated, Sigismund Toduta Music High School in Cluj-Napoca in Transylvania, Romania. Lupu comes from a family of musicians; his father was a violinist, his uncle was in the city opera, and nearly everyone in his family is a singer. His high school studies focused on music, where besides playing the violin, he studied theory, music history, harmony, all while practicing for hours each day. Although as a high school student in Transylvania, Lupu had never heard of Bowling Green State University, a former colleague of his mother’s (Vasile Beluska) taught violin at the University, so he auditioned and received a full talent-based scholarship. “There are a lot of cultural differences between Europe and America,” he said. “Overall, I had a great opportunity. I met a lot of great people, and it opened the door to many good things.” Bowling Green was a small town for Lupu, who grew up in the heart of the second largest city in Romania. He also still had room for improvement with his English. “Sometimes I would sit with people and it (their speech) would begin to sound like noise,” he recalled. “It was very tiring to focus enough to take it all in. When you start dreaming in English, then you know that you are over the hump,” he said, smiling.

Find your Forté

After graduating from BGSU Lupu taught at the Toledo School for the Arts for a year, enrolled and received his masters from the Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music, before


600 acres acquired by Standing Rush in February, 2015 are in Erie County. Travelers to Cedar Point drive over it on their way to the world-famous amusement park, Kraus said. PHOTO COURTESY: ERIC KRAUS.

moving back to Toledo to teach at Forté in 2008. “The previous owners were very kind; they have good hearts,” he said. “We immediately built a very strong relationship and that’s how the previous owner ended up approaching me about continuing the school.” When he first became an owner, Lupu still taught many students, but he had to cut back on teaching to keep up with managing the school. He was working the office by himself. “It was a nightmare,” he said. “I was here all day, then I’d go home to take care of other things…I barely slept.” He now has an office staff and more than 35 teachers who help to keep everything running smoothly. “I couldn’t have done it without them,” Lupu explains. The staff enables him to “grow the school, not just run it. I have a mountain of goals and ideas,” he said. Those include accommodating the 100 or so students who come to the school every day along with attracting more adults to enroll. “I realized that I also found my forte here,” he said. “We have so many talented kids. I’m honored to be the one who runs it. It’s a gem. I feel very lucky and excited that we’re in Toledo because, despite what some people say about this city, it really is thriving. I see growth everywhere I look.” Forté Music School 3208 W. Sylvania Ave., 419-471-2100.

The property, on the south shore of Sandusky Bay, over 600 acres of wetlands— a marsh of water and vegetation that harkens to the swamp that was northwest Ohio before humans transformed it into something more hospitable, yet potentially damaging to the ecosystem. Years of neglect left the once lush acreage in poor health but Eric Kraus has set out to change that. “It’s kind of funny— people will say, ‘You bought how many acres... of what?’ It’s not a traditional real estate transaction,” Kraus said. “But like traditional real estate, it really comes down to location and physical characteristics. And this property was much like the home on the corner lot that is ideally located, but has been neglected for quite some time.” Kraus is the president, founder and coordinator of Standing Rush, LLC, which he calls a “conservation real-estate company,” focused on the preservation and restoration of biologically significant locations. The entity’s first and current project is the coastal wetlands of Erie County, acquired in 2015.

Outdoor enthusiast

The issue of ecological conservation has been a lifelong passion for Kraus. “I definitely was an outdoor enthusiast as a kid,” Kraus said. “Born and raised in Toledo, but all my schooling was biologically focused, and I really got interested in habitat restoration and restoration ecology in high school and college.” Kraus obtained a B.S. in Biology from St. John’s University in Minnesota before returning home to a job with Toledo Metroparks. For the past 20 years, he has worked for a variety of organizations throughout the northwest Ohio area, including as a volunteer for the Black Swamp Conservancy in Perrysburg. “This specific project arose, and quite honestly my initial hope was this would be something that an existing en-

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tity like Black Swamp could act on. But it had to happen quickly— this particular transaction, the property was financially distressed. And so, my wife and I organized Standing Rush specifically to address this particular site.”

Evolution and pressure

For the past three years, Standing Rush has steadily made incremental improvements to the land, from the reconstruction of an earthen dike to improve water flow, to the seeding of new plant life to attract different types of waterfowl. “This particular site has probably been wetlands since the last ice age— we’re talking a long, long time. But it’s gone through an incredible evolution from pressures like European settlement of this area,” Kraus said. But Kraus quickly adds, that he is not opposed to all real estate development. He is in favor of responsible development, mindful of the needs and importance of ecological preserves, like the one Standing Rush is focused on, to the long-term health of the environment— and the people who need a healthy planet on which to survive. “We have taken a resource that is really unbelievably valuable and have dwindled it down to, literally, a single digit percentage of what used to exist,” Kraus said, referring to the wetlands. “The vision I try and give people is, prior to European settlement, northwest Ohio had a wetland complex that was bigger than the Everglades in Florida. And for a whole variety of justifiable reasons, that land use has changed so much that over 95-plus percent of that wetland is gone. And so I think that the preservation and conservation of the remaining habitat is so critically important.” For more information on Standing Rush, LLC or to contribute, visit

Glass City Film Fest Gaming, Grappling and More By Jeff McGinnis Short films, feature-lengths, documentaries and more will be represented at the third annual Glass City Film Festival (GCFF) beginning on May 17. ​“GCFF is f​our days of ind​ie films, from all genres and filmmakers around the world. It takes places at cool venues, offering the chance to watch new, independent films that you won’t find anywhere else,” said event coordinator Kim Sanchez. In previous years the event was held at the Ohio Theatre, but this year the festival will take place at several different venues, including the Collingwood Art Center and the Toledo Museum of Art. Sanchez sees the event becoming a city-wide celebration in the future. ​“I love film and I want to see Toledo have its own film festival and a dedicated space for independent cinema,” Sanchez emphasizes.

Clark Park The impact of a different sport— hockey— on its community is examined in the documentary short Clark Park, a film about the Detroit area’s last outdoor ice rink. “There used to be recreation centers all over the city that maintained ice rinks, and as the city fell on hard financial times, and the recreation centers closed, so did the ice rinks,” said Troy Anderson, the film’s director. A freelance video producer, Anderson began volunteering at Clark Park himself after seeing the center mentioned in a documentary about the Red Wings. Over the course of a few years, he began filming and documenting the efforts of the people who worked there to preserve the park, and its impact on the community. Anderson noted it was gratifying to see the positive response the film has received— especially from its subjects. “The whole reason that I wanted to make this film is that I wanted to show a wider audience the work that this small, non-profit, made up of people from a neighborhood in southwest Detroit— how big an impact their work has had on kids and families.” ‘Clark Park’ will be screened on Saturday, May 19 at 4 pm at the Collingwood Arts Center.

Dream Runner For Toledo filmmaker James Aponte, being able to host the world premiere of a movie he produced in the Glass City is a bit of a dream come true— fitting, given the subject of his feature, Dream Runner. “It’s a science-fiction/noir/thriller movie,” Aponte said. “It’s set in a world where, for reasons we don’t really remember, humans have lost the ability to dream, so we have to make dreams ourselves.” A UT alum, Aponte was working on the script for a different, unproduced project when two ideas from that piece— a woman carrying a “briefcase full of dreams” and a detective character— stuck with him and formed the seed of an idea that became Dream Runner. Written and produced over the past two years Aponte said he hopes his film’s premiere can serve as an inspiration to other area filmmakers. “It shows other people you don’t have to necessarily go out to New York or Hollywood to make a feature film, you can do it right here.” ‘Dream Runner’ will premiere at the Collingwood Arts Center on Sunday, May 20 at 5 pm.

The Power of Glove A unique festival submission, The Power of Glove, is a documentary about the legacy and impact of a largely forgotten peripheral for the original Nintendo Entertainment System— the motion controller called the Power Glove. The film, by directors Andrew Austin and Adam Ward, was suggested to them by a colleague when the two of them attended grad school at Wake Forest. “It was one of those things where, ‘It sounds like a really good idea— so good it’s already been done. But after looking, all we could really find was YouTube videos, kind of Wikipedia entries that are not incredibly accurate. And we thought, hey, there actually is something here,” Ward said. The film examines not only the making of the original product, but also the ways the product introduced the idea of motion controls of a digital interface to a mass market. “It’s gone a lot further than just the realm of video games,” Austin said. “A lot of people compartmentalize the Power Glove as just being seen as this video game peripheral that failed. When, in reality, the creators of it really envisioned this thing as being a product that would bridge the human world with the virtual world, in a way that transcends video games.” ‘The Power of Glove’ will screen on Saturday, May 19 at 12:30 pm at Seed Coworking. CONT’D ON P8

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Building A Scene From Thursday to Sunday, the Glass City Film Festival will screen documentaries, animated shorts, full-length dramas, thrillers, noir, and more, at five venues in Toledo. Events are either free, $10, or you can pick up a $60 fancy pass for full access to all screenings and activities during the festival. See the full schedule of showcases, features, mini-film festivals and other great events at

TSA Film Festival & Local Short Films Showcase

6-10pm. Thursday, 5.17 / Handmade Toledo / Free

A Shot in the Dark Perhaps the most personal film at the festival is A Shot in the Dark, a documentary about wrestler Anthony Ferraro, who was born legally blind. The film, a genuine labor of love for its director Chris Suchorsky, himself a former wrestler, was suggested by a former teammate, Pat Smith, now a highly regarded wrestling coach. “He sent me a two minute video... of Anthony, that Anthony’s older brother Oliver had put together. Ollie had gone to film school and was looking to do a documentary on Anthony, so he put together a two minute ‘sizzle reel’ to kind of showcase Anthony and his ability. And at the bottom of the Vimeo page it basically said, ‘This is my little brother, I’m looking to make a film about him.” Suchorsky connected with Oliver, and the two filmed Anthony as he competed in 2013. Life intervened, and the project was put on the back burner for a few years. Then, sadly, as Suchorsky tried to get the ball rolling again, Oliver suddenly passed away in 2015. “That was the catalyst to really finish the film. (And I) spent the next year and a half, two years, really, editing the film and getting it to the point where it is now.” The resulting project is a deeply moving film that can be enjoyed without regard to knowledge of the sport. “It’s not a wrestling film,” Suchorksy said. “It’s a film about a blind kid trying to compete with kids who can see, and overcoming great obstacles.”

Kick off the GCFF during two free events at Handmade Toledo. Check out over 20 short films from students at the Toledo School for the Arts from 6-8pm. Then, stick around for nine short films produced in NW Ohio and SE Michigan during a showcase: „„ Toledo films: Michael DeSanto’s short about a man’s transformational job interview, Exit Interview. Matt Erman and Capture 1 Studios’ animated trip through the cosmos, Universal Drift; and Virginia Shine’s horror about a widower doctor, Waiting. „„ Haskins, OH films: Clinton Alger LaForest’s story about familial objects, The Keepsake, and Robert Herrick’s drama about life behind the bar, The Bartender’s Guide. „„ Bowling Green films: Lonnie Carrier’s thriller about escaping inner demons, Temptation, and Hailey Ameling’s drama about an artist coping with a tragedy, Dilution. „„ Michigan films: Tim Sparks from Spring Arbor presents a day in the life in Campus Safety, and Thomas Butcher from Troy will screen a Neo-Noir musical, Unlawful.

Purple Dreams

6-8:30pm. Friday, 5.18 / TMA / Free The Toledo Museum of Art hosts an evening of youthproduced short films and the 2017 documentary film Purple Dreams, which details the transformative power of arts education on the lives of inner-city, at-risk students.

"New Neighbors"

5-7pm. Saturday, 5.19 / Ohio Theatre / $10 Welcome Toledo-Lucas County has partnered with the GCFF to present a collection of six short films that shine a spotlight on the lives of first and second generation immigrants.

The United States of Detroit

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As the story goes, an apple a day can keep the doctor away, but these health and wellness professionals offer more for their patients. Want to get in tip top shape? Listen

(Answers in order of appearance left to right)

Dr. Laurence Baibak, MD, FACS What inspired you:

to the advice of these pros.

I have always wanted to help others and medicine filled that desire. In plastic surgery, I can repair patient’s problems and also do services to make them feel better about themselves.

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A. Thomas Dalagiannis, MD, FACS. You probably don’t know:

I was born in Greece and grew up in Africa. I came to the United States when I was 11 years old and learned to read and write English in the 5th grade.

Dr. C. Jeff Kesler, MD, FACS Fact you should know:

I was very blessed and honored to take over the practice of Dr. John C. Kelleher. He was one of the greatest professors and I still find it an honor today when I see an occasional patient of his. He will always be my hero.

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Dr. Jason Peisley, D.C.

Myth to debunk:

One commonly held belief that is not correct is that you have to focus on crash diets to lose weight. The most important thing is to make daily consistent change to create a lifestyle change.

Three words of wisdom: Consistency over time.

Fact you should know:

I help people to lose 30-50 pounds in a three month time frame with healthy detox, nutrition protocols and therapies to help balance hormones and regulate the body.

My inspiration:

I’ve always wanted to make a difference in lives. I believe in natural methods of healing the body. Thus weight loss and nutrition was a natural fit.

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Dr. J. Alexander Jones

Dr. Amber Leer

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Symptom you should watch for:

Dry eye syndrome is one of the most under-diagnosed conditions in all of eye care. Dry eye can manifest as redness, itching, burning, over-tearing, and even blurred vision. No two patients’ symptoms are the same. We have identified some excellent treatment options to help our dry eye patients and are continually researching new treatments and technologies to add to our practice to deliver outstanding dry eye care.

My inspiration:

My father was a paramedic when I was growing up and I got to see how paramedics, nurses, and doctors interact and work together to form an outstanding care team. I grew up going to the eye doctor early and often. Nearsightedness runs strongly in my family and I got my first pair of eyeglasses at 5 years old.

You probably don’t know:

I personally have had LASIK! I really enjoy sharing how LASIK changed my life with patients when they ask if they are a candidate for the procedure. I try to ease patients’ anxiety towards the procedure and get them excited about a new lifestyle without glasses or contacts!

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How I stay informed:

I continue to learn after graduating dental school in 2009. My post education courses have taken me to Texas, Indiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Florida and Ohio. Recently I have become involved with the Pankey Institute in Florida which is an advanced level of dental education. I have completed Essentials 1 and 2 out of four classes with a future class in October of this year. The Pankey Institute is the only registered nonprofit dental continuing education program in the country. These advanced courses will allow me to better serve my patients and their dental needs. I am also involved in two local study clubs to collaborate and learn with the local dental community

Five Words I live by:

Family. Honesty. Believe. Faith. Integrity.

Two truths, one lie:

I do hot yoga and pilates. I run two miles a day. I can do the splits!

The lie: I run two miles a day 10

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Tamara TCM Acupuncture & Herbs Wellness Clinic 120 W Dudley St., Maumee. 419-345-4996

Three words of wisdom: Stability is everything.

Fact you should know:

We have a herbal dispensary and many supplements and essential oils. We have multiple acupuncturist and a massage therapist that love to serve and care for our community. We are here to help with effective and natural medicine.

Symptom you should watch for:

We treat many symptoms but the number one symptom is pain. We treat very effectively pain. Any kind of pain. From headaches, arthritis, trauma, back pain, sciatica, nerve pain... to name a few.

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Fact you should know:

own body. I help my patients learn to do this by striking a necessary, and often wanting, balance between science and intuition.

Although I am not a physician, I have a PhD in Exercise Physiology and Biomechanics. I have also been a physical therapist for 22 years and have successfully treated many conditions that are not responsive to traditional medical approaches. I ascribe this to the insights developed from my practice as an expert level myofascial release therapist, yoga instructor and the intuitive approach cultivated by these practices. As important as it is to resonate with your healthcare practitioner, it is equally important to learn how to resonate with and understand your

How I see the future:

Physical therapy is gradually moving toward where the Exercise Physiologists and Yogis have been all along. Learning how to educate their patients on overall wellness and fitness as the substitute for a magic pill. I consider my practice to be an alternative to the traditional medical approach. At Essential Therapies we combine bodywork, therapeutic exercise, strengthening, yoga, essential oils and nutrition to promote a high quality of life.

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Nahrain M. Shasteen, OD, MS, FAAO

5150 Chappel Dr., 419-873-7446

Symptom you should watch for:

One of the most common symptoms of learning related vision problems is avoidance of reading. Learning related vision problems can cause eye strain, headaches, fatigue, double vision, and poor attention. Some people have gone into adulthood never really understanding why they don’t like to read. A comprehensive eye exam is the first step to see if further evaluation or vision therapy is needed to help improve these symptoms and improve your quality of life.

How I stay informed:

I keep informed by seeking out and listening to some of the best minds in optometry. I accomplish this most by attending research-based conferences such as the American Academy of Optometry Meeting. As a Fellow in the American Academy of Optometry I also am required to maintain my fellowship, which is beyond the continuing education requirements of the State of Ohio.

Five words I live by:

Faith. Family. Love. Trust. Communication.

Jon Frankel, DDS

Toledo: 5012 Talmadge Rd., 419-474-9611. Maumee: 4359 Keystone Dr., 419-893-0221

How I see the future:

Dental implants have changed dentistry dramatically. In the past we would try to save a hopeless tooth for as long as possible. Now the option of replacement with a dental implant is healthier and long-lasting. Dental implants can replace one tooth or several. Implant dental bridges and full dentures help patients naturally smile, eat and speak!

My inspiration:

My father enjoyed being a dentist. When I realized I was not going to be a professional athlete it was a natural choice.

Myth to debunk:

“Everyone in my family has bad teeth.” It is very rare to have weak or missing enamel. Generally, introducing adult bacteria in an infant’s mouth by sharing the same spoon or familial habits are the cause of dental disease. Home care and dietary habits are likely the source of poor dental health. Crooked or crowded teeth are difficult to maintain. It is now recommended parents bring their infants to the dentist as soon as the first tooth pops through.

EVERYTHING YOU NEED IS HERE! I’ve been receiving acupuncture treatments for a couple years now and Tamara TCM is always a great experience!! I have some chronic health issues and with me getting treatments from Tamara, it has made life a lot easier to handle! Recently I was just stopping in to get herbs because my sinuses were bothering me. When I asked about what herbs to get to help she told me that she could get me in for a treatment right then. I still got the herbs. My sinuses were better in no time!!! That is why I go!!! Cindy Arnold - Satisfied Customer

Two truths and a lie:

I floss every morning in the shower. I swam before I was a year old. I am a huge Michigan fan.

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Dr. Christopher Perry 5800 Park Center Court, Suite C. 419-724-8368. &

My inspiration:

My mother had polio as a child which caused facial paralysis. I chose facial plastic surgery as a specialty to help patients like my mother.

Five words I live by: Live by the golden rule.

You probably don’t know:

I played college and semi-pro baseball before medical school.

Myth to debunk:

The longstanding belief that nasal and sinus surgery involves packing and pain. Often, it involves neither.

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How my industry has changed:

It’s very exciting to be practicing dermatology right now, since there are many new and innovative medications that can clear patients of psoriasis and eczema completely, as well as cure certain types of skin cancer without surgery. Our box of tools keeps expanding for the betterment of patient care.

How I stay informed:

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. Each year we fight stigma, provide support, education, and advocate for equal care. Each year, the movement grows stronger. Together with our volunteers, we work every day to provide help and hope to those affected by mental illness. Volunteering at NAMI Greater Toledo shows how important mental health is to you. Whether you are giving your time because NAMI has helped you, a loved one, or you are simply passionate about our cause, you can effect real change in the lives of others. By taking action and raising awareness of mental health conditions, you can help break down barriers and improve the chance of recovery for those suffering. The benefits of volunteering extend beyond helping others and improving the community. By donating your time and resources you will find that you are helping yourself as well. Volunteering allows you to make meaningful connections, learn new skills, and can even advance your career. Giving to others can also help improve your own mental health and provide a sense of purpose. Volunteering gives people the tools they need to be happier, healthier, and well-rounded individuals. Here at NAMI Greater Toledo we offer a variety of volunteer opportunities. Get involved and find out how you can make a difference.

I attend several educational conferences per year and regularly read the newest medical and aesthetic literature. It’s so important to be abreast of the newest information in order to provide excellent care to my patients.

For more information about volunteer opportunities please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Michelle Marinski, at or (419)243-1119 Ext. 206.

You probably don’t know:

I’m very active in local performing arts and theatre.




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Taco 'Bout This 419 Tacos, newest Mexican street food restaurant By Courtney Probert

When it comes to Mexican food, limitations are off-putting. The term “Taco Tuesday” is restrictive (only one day a week, really?) and “too many options” just seems overstated. So, while Toledo has an abundance of taco joints, taquerias, cantinas, bodegas and Mexican restaurants, we don’t complain when another option pops up. 419 Tacos is housed in the location of former POP Grille (and before that Blackwood’s, el Matador and going way back, the Holland House). This taqueria offers

Mexican street food favorites— tacos, burritos, nachos, tortas and, of course, a full bar with margaritas— at affordable prices. Owner, Jorge Diaz “wants to bring the neighborhood together, keeping it alive” by serving up affordable food in an inviting space. We stopped by to see what the new, locallyowned restaurant is all about and left satisfied, full, and only $22 lighter.

Guacamole Dip

Guac and chips at a Mexican place go hand in hand, and this popular dip is noteworthy. While the consistency of guac varies among Toledo’s Mexican eateries. 419 Taco’s guacamole is thick, with big, bright chunks of tomato and avocado and fragrant, fresh flavors of cilantro and lime. Prefer your guac to be smooth? The “smooth vs. chunky” debate can be set aside when the taste is this enticing.

Elote: Mexican Street Corn

Two tender ears of corn, topped with mayonnaise, crumbled cotija cheese, chile powder, and lime comprise this appetizer. The pepper’s slight kick balances out with the saltiness of the cheese, so the flavors aren’t too strong, providing a delectable bite every time. After you try this, you won’t want to eat corn on the cob any other way.

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Chorizo, a popular Mexican pork sausage, is favored for its consistency and offering a bit of spicy seasoning. 419 Tacos serves up this Mexican sausage in street tacos with cubed red potatoes, onion and cilantro on a soft, handmade corn tortilla. Never had potatoes in tacos before? This is ‘street food’, try it and it could become a habit. To personalize the taco, add a dab of sour cream and some of the guac from the appetizer.

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Chorizo con Papas Tacos

Taco El Muerto

Steak, chorizo, bacon, habanero-pickled red onions, and avocado are paired in a handmade tortilla to create this taco. Your taste buds are bound to be pleased by these well-balanced, authentic flavors. Check out their Facebook page for a full menu and prices at 3309 N. Holland Sylvania. 419-214-1330. Monday-Thursday 11am-9pm, Friday-Saturday 11am-10pm, Sunday 11am-8pm

May 9 • May 22

POPPERS European flavors

Experience the taste of Europe without leaving Toledo when LaScola Italian Grill hosts a European Wine Dinner, a six-course meal paired with five wines. Jennifer from Vintner Selections will introduce the wines as you enjoy them. $58 + tax/tip. 6:30-9:30pm. 5375 Airport Hwy. 419-381-2100.

Artistic sipping

Bartender or not, a love for fine booze and an interest in mixology makes you a prime candidate for Registry Bistro’s Craft Cocktail Workshop “Floral Libation: Explorations with Gin.” Get creative during this hands-on experience, learning the history and making of a cocktail. Enjoy light appetizers as you create your drinks. Call to reserve your spot in advance, space is limited. Check out other workshops in this series, scheduled once a month. See their website. $25 + tax and gratuity. 6-8pm. 144 N. Superior St. 419-725-0444.

Pig out

Bacon and beer–how much better can it get? Your tastebuds will be in heaven at the 2018 Beer & Bacon Festival sponsored by the Glass City Mashers and the Hungarian Club. Quaff ten different craft beer samples, paired with bacon. Additional sample tickets, along with food tickets, will be available for purchase. Live music by Katie’s Randy Cat will add to the chill ambiance of the evening. $25/advance, $30/door. 4-8pm Saturday, May 12. The Hungarian Club of Toledo, 224 Paine Ave. 419-340-2589. See a full article on this event at


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Join us for Mother’s Day

11am - 8pm

Dinner menu served all day.

Special plated brunch items until 2:00 pm. Weekly dinner specials, including a 12 oz Tuscan Prime Rib with Roasted Yukon Potatoes, Carrots & Brussel Sprouts for $24.95

Chef Rob is preparing a chocolate truffle for every mom

Tastings Thursday, 5.10

Friday, 5.18

Hey moms, this day is for you. Take some time off, kick back, relax, and enjoy wine tastings and specials inside the Bottle Shop. Prices vary. 5:30-7:30pm. 5453 Monroe St. 419-824-2463.

Mingle with friends and acquaintances as you enjoy a mix of wine samples, hors d’oeuvres, and live music at this tasting held inside the Malawi Event Center, part of the zoo’s Africa! exhibit. $45/members, $50/ non-members. 7-9pm. 2 Hippo Way. 419-385-5721 ext. 6001.

Mommy’s Timeout Wine Tasting Bottle Shop at Mancy’s Italian

Friday, 5.11

Sparkling and Still Wines Walt Churchill’s Market

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These celebratory selections are great for Mother’s Day and upcoming graduation get togethers. Taste which ones you’d like at your next gathering. Prices vary. 4-7pm. 26625 Dixie Hwy., Perrysburg. 419-872-6900.

Monday, 5.14

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Shade Rock Farms

Ohio’s Wines Lourdes University Franciscan Center

This Lifelong Learning class explores the rich winemaking history of Ohio that began in the 1850s. Try six Ohio wines and learn their background stories from Certified Wine Specialist, Nick Kubiak. $22/members, $34/nonmembers. 6:30-8:30pm. 6932 Convent Blvd., Sylvania. 419-824-3707.

Malawi Wine Tasting Toledo Zoo

New Wine Tastings Walt Churchill’s Market

Come check out several new items at the Market. Get your hands on the new vintage rosé. Prices vary. 4-7pm. 26625 Dixie Hwy., Perrysburg. 419-872-6900.

Saturday, 5.19

Fire Up the “Barbie” Walt Churchill’s Market

What time is it? It’s summer time!…Well, almost. These wine selections pair perfect with your backyard barbeque celebrations, making you feel those summertime vibes. Prices vary. 2-6pm. 3320 Briarfield Blvd., Maumee. 419-794-4000.

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Friday, 5.18

The battle is on at this competitive and fun date night class focused on one of America’s favorite foods, the burger. Battle by creating a burger recipe in efforts to win a surprise gift from Foodology. Menu includes the stuffed burger, salmon burger, turkey-bacon burger, buffalo chicken burger, and a dessert burger. $50. 6-9pm. 2059 W. Laskey Rd. 567-970-7100.

Satisfy your taste buds at this fundraising dinner where all proceeds benefit the Graham’s Foundation, an organization providing support, advocacy and research to help premature infants and their families. The complimentary martini bar will feature Tito’s Handmade Vodka signature martinis. Enjoy good food and a live auction as well. $85. 6-10pm. 502 E. 2nd St., Perrysburg. 419-8744292.

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Beer Garden Re-Opening Party The Pub at Paula Brown Shop Celebrate the welcoming warm weather of Spring on the patio eating tacos from El Tipico and listening to live music by Johnny Rocker. 7-10pm. 912 Monroe St. 419-241-8100.

May 9 • May 22

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Wednesday, 5.23

Kombucha Brewing at Home Workshop Boochy Mama’s Probiotic Tonic

Join Boochy Mama’s team for this workshop where you’ll receive an introductory lesson in brewing up the drink that improves gut health, a starter kit, and some free kombucha while you learn. Your ticket price to the workshop includes a one-gallon jar, a reusable herb pouch, herbs or tea of your choice, and SCOBY (Symbiotic Culture Of Bacteria and Yeast). $35/person, $45/couple (1 kit). 6-7pm. 130 10th St. 567-318-2240.



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Whether you’re looking to improve your songwriting or you’re just getting started, this is the perfect opportunity. Award winning singersongwriter Fish Fisher has spent his life spent writing and co-writing thousands of songs in all genres, as well as hosting workshops throughout the country. Join him to collaborate on an original song during a special workshop at the Art and Performance Center of West Toledo. $15. 1-5pm. Sunday, May 20. 2702 W. Sylvania Ave., 419913-9010.

Read and greet

Meet with author Charlie Rowell for a book signing of his newest release, “My Cousin, Charlene,” a legal thriller set in Toledo. The story follows a callous child services lawyer and the complications he endures on a new case involving his role model and personal hero. 5-8pm Thursday, May 10. The Pub at the Paula Brown Shop, 912 Monroe St. 419-241-8100.

Linda Alvarado Alce, an activist and longtime customer of People Called Women, plans to bring the bookstore to downtown Toledo.

Turning the page

Poetry awards ceremony

The May 11 awards ceremony for the Toledo Museum of Art’s ekphrastic poetry competition, recognizes participants who submitted a poem inspired by a piece of artwork from the TMA collection. Spend the evening listening to the participants read their work and celebrate the written art form. 7pm. Friday, May 11. Toledo Museum of Art, 2445 Monroe St. 419-255-8000. Free —MK



An inspirational collaboration


New owner, big plans for feminist bookstore By Kelly Thompson All small businesses face challenges and, today, no business faces more challenges than independent bookstores. In the shadow of online retailers and e-readers, local bookstores must adapt, if they are to survive. It is heartening that a local, feminist bookstore, People Called Women, has set its sights on downtown Toledo.

store’s future. “I thought, ‘What will happen to this space?’ It’s the only feminist bookstore in the state of Ohio,” she said.

Perfect timing

Alce said that the timing for the transfer was perfect, as her former position, as the Executive Director of the Board of Community Relations, Second wave was beginning to weigh on her. Alce People Called Women changed was intrigued with the opportunity to hands late last year to Linda Alvarado step into something new. Alce (left), an activist and longtime The new owner sees People Called customer. Alce plans to continue the Women as much more than a bookstore’s mission of fosstore, also a safe tering a safe space for space for education, wome. She also has information, and major plans to expand communion. Alce’s and make the store educational backeven more inclusive. ground includes a Alce is currentbachelor’s degree in ly in the process of social work, a massecuring a new locater’s in social justice, tion for People Called and a PhD in educaWomen; though noth- Former store owner Gina Mercurio (R) tion and leadership ing has been finalized, and taking over the turned over the keys to Alce (left). she is working with bookstore has been a downtown developers. “I want to open perfect and welcome change. [the store] back up, to all women; not While the business name and misjust one type of woman, not just a spesion will be retained, she plans to cific way of thinking,” she said. “I want expand the store, both physically and all women to be included, and I want in terms of programming. “We’re still men who are allies, wanting to fight going to support Take Back the Night, for our equal rights, to be included as we’re still going to be a meeting space well.” for people, we’re still going to be active People Called Women originalin politics, we’re still going to advocate ly opened in Cricket West (3151 W. for women in leadership positions,” Central Ave.) in 1993, when Alce was she said. “We’re just going to expand a a student at the University of Toledo. bit.” Plans include a women’s business At the recommendation of a women’s incubator program, regular featured studies professor, she began frequentspeakers, and a coworking space. ing the bookstore and she fell in love. Alce welcomes any input on available Through the years, and after the store downtown spaces, as well as individuals to moved to its location in Sylvania (6060 assist with programs and festivals through Renaissance Pl.), she continued to the summer and fall. Contact her at patronise the business herself, as well as with her teenage daughter. When she discovered that the forFor updates on People Called Women at mer owner was considering or ment, she was concerned for the

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CURTAIN CALL Happy Holliday

Show of hands

From Broadway to advocacy, celebrating every day By Athena Cocoves In 1981, a 21-year-old from Texan, Jennifer Holliday, took on the role of Effie White in the premiere of the Broadway musical Dreamgirls. A year later, Holliday earned a Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical for her role, later reprised by Jennifer Hudson in the 2006 film adaptation. Holliday’s success was dynamic, but the joy was overshadowed by tragedy. “It was at the beginning of the aids epidemic,” Holliday explains. “Broadway took a hard hit, as did Dreamgirls. Most of the male creative team and chorus died of AIDs. We were at a time where we would frequrntly get a call saying that someone died. It was heartbreaking. At that time, HIV/AIDs was such an unacceptable and inexplicable illness. A lot of funeral homes refused the bodies, families wouldn’t take them, and churches refused funeral services. It was a very devastating time.”

Fighting a conflict

The loss of her friends was not the only misfortune that Holliday had to confront. Afflicted with depression, Holliday navigated mental health challenges in tandem with physical problems before eventually receiving a multiple sclerosis diagnosis, over 20 years ago. But Holliday did not succumb to the news, or her doctor’s urging for her to retire. “I couldn’t have two diseases. I had to fight the depression before I fought the MS. The medicines for the two health issues were in conflict, so one of them had to go,” Holliday remembers. “I had to get the darkness out of my mind. I started filling my mind with anything I could— phone numbers, addresses, I was constantly reading— so there would be no space for sadness to creep in.” Holliday says she began to fight her depression “immediately,” despite her doctor’s warnings: “Unless [they’re] saying that I’m dying tomorrow, I have to figure [my health] out. [MS] is a hard illness, and there is no cure, so you have to maintain a great sense of hope. Regardless of your illness is, we can manage life. We can cope. But, first of all, we have to make a choice to live. We have to choose to live even if we’re sick, don’t have money, or are in a bad spot. We have to choose life.”

The minor chord is universal

Holliday’s strength is obvious, but she encourages others to understand that her resilience is not unique: “It comes from lying in a hospital until they let you go. It comes from having no other choice. You have to believe it’s going to work out, and you have to know when to stand up for yourself.“

Mom-umental comedy

Jennifer Holliday will be the Keynote Speaker for “SWEETDREAMS” a fundraiser to support the Ann Wayson Locher Memorial Fund for HIV Care.

Everyone knows groan-worthy dad jokes, they’re delightfully-terrible and make us cringe. But what about mom jokes? Since 2016, comedians Kristin Hensley and Jen Smedley have made sure motherhood is more than just a punchline with their popular web series #IMOMSOHARD. As best friends and moms, the duo break down societal expectations of motherhood with hilarious videos— some with millions of views— that joke about everything from Spanx to postpartum depression to forgetting their kid’s name. The duo is currently taking their comedy act from their Facebook page (which has over 1 million likes) to the stage during their second cross country tour, “Mom’s Night Out: Round 2.” Adults only. $38.75+. 8pm. Thursday, May 10. Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd., 419-381-8851. —AC

To share her spirit, Holliday began speaking and working as a mental health advocate. “Sometimes you don’t have the right words in your speech, but a song or melody helps you get it out,” she says. “I’m grateful that I have a gift of singing that can allow people to feel something. I’m also grateful that I have a name that people can use to fundraise and bring awareness to certain issues.” On Saturday, May 12, Holliday will lend her voice to the Ann Wayson Locher Memorial Fund for HIV Care (University of Toledo Foundation Fund #2600-344) for their SWEETDREAMS fundraiser, a gala event to benefit a population that suffers from high rates of mental illness. Holliday’s own struggles illuminate the complex relationship between chronic illness, mental health, and stigma. “We have to constantly seek ways to keep our health and wellness,” advises Holliday. “We all have to make an investment in ourselves.” Holliday will perform and deliver an address. In addition, the evening will include jazz vocals by Toledo’s own Ramona Collins, cocktails, a presentation on mental health challenges, and a Southern-style buffet dinner. $150+. 6-10pm. Saturday, May 12. Radisson Hotel at the University of Toledo, 3100 Glendale Ave. For more information, contact or call 419-383-4072.

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Sometimes real life is stranger than fiction, so it’s no surprise fiction often takes a cue from the lives we lead. Such is the case in Perrysburg Musical Theatre’s production, Hands on a Hardbody. The musical first premiered on the stage in 2012, inspired by the award-winning documentary from 1997 of the same name about a smalltown Texas endurance test where people compete to win a truck by seeing who can keep their hands on it for the longest time. See the story of ten very different Texans, all vying to win a truck during the musical’s weekend run. $15. May 18-20. 7pm, Friday-Saturday. 2pm, Sunday. Owens Community College Theatre, 30335 Oregon Rd., Perrysburg.

FILM NOTES Billy Wilder’s satire

In 1950, director Billy Wilder earned his third Academy Award, for Best Original Screenplay with his black comedy Sunset Boulevard. The award is ironic considering his story is about Joe Gillis, an unsuccessful screenwriter, and Norma Desmond, a faded silent-film star. Unlike Gillis, Wilder wrote some of the most memorable lines in American cinema, like Desmond delusionally walking up to a news camera to say, “All right Mr. DeMille, I’m ready for my close-up.” Get ready for your own close-up of Sunset Boulevard during this limited run, presented by TCM. 2pm & 7pm on Sunday, May 13 and Wednesday, May 16. $8/children, seniors, and matinee. $10.25/general admission for 7pm showings. Franklin Park 16, 5001 Monroe St., 419-472-2324. Fallen Timbers 14 + Xtreme, 2300 Village Dr. W., Maumee. 419-878-3898.

VHS classic

Unreasonably dangerous stunts, BMX bike dance scenes, bad guys, hot babes, and epic races lead viewers to the finish line of the 1986 cult classic, Rad. The story follows a young BMX racer named Cru who has to decide between competing in a race or taking the SATs. It’s as ridiculous as it is rad, proven by its legendary 0% critic rating (and a 96% audience score) on Rotten Tomatoes. Hop on your wheels and roll up to Toledo Bikes for an outdoor screening of the film. All ages. Car parking available for those who don’t bike. Chairs provided. BYOB. 8:30-10:30pm. Friday, May 11. Toledo Bikes, 1114 Washington St., 419-386-6090. Free, but donations are strongly encouraged. —AC



Space is often limited for classes and workshops. Please register in advance or call ahead.

Make it work

Shop handmade jewelry, hand sewn bags, super-cute pottery, smallbatch beauty products, Instagram-friendly planters, patches, planners, prints, plus way more, during Handmade Toledo’s 2018 Spring Maker’s Mart. Over 200 local and regional artists will offer their handmade goodies during Toledo’s favorite one day pop up craft fair. Browse the booths, nosh on food truck favorites and local baked goods while sipping locally roasted coffee, craft cocktails, or beer. Held the day before Mother’s Day, this might just be your one stop shop for finding a last-minute present that will appear totally planned. Admission $1. 10am-8pm. Saturday, May 12. Handmade Toledo, 1717 Adams St., 419-214-1717.

South Toledo’s outdoor museum By Steven J. Athanas

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Paint a Hummingbird in Iridescent Pastel - All levels welcome at this course learning layering techniques and proper color selection to create a hummingbird piece with iridescent, soft pastel. $45. Noon-3pm. The Art Supply Depo, 29 S. Saint Clair St. 419-720-6462.

Tour: The Trees of TMA - Explore the 36-acre campus with groundskeepers Kevin McGreevy and Macon Mauchmar discussing their favorite trees and learn about the 50 different species on the grounds. 6pm. Toledo Museum of Art, 2445 Monroe St. 419-255-8000. Free

Canvas & Critters “Llama” - Create a Llama painting with Art Matters Ltd and meet the new wolf puppies at the Zoo. Welcome to bring your own bottle of wine, beverage and snacks. Text or call to register. $40, $25/ ages 14 and under, $25/zoo crew. 6:30-9pm. Indian Creek Zoo, 2744 Consear Rd., Lamberville. 419-410-3216.

Christine Deemer exhibit receptionSee how the Perrysburg artist juxtaposes the ancient art of encaustic painting with a contemporary, hyper-realistic aesthetic to create images of ocean waves during her solo exhibit at The Art Supply Depo. 6-8pm. The Art Supply Depo Toledo, 29 S. St. Clair St., 419-720-6462. Free

Friday, 5.11 Landscape Drawing - Practice using charcoal to draw a landscape piece in this twoday class. The class will cover ways to use and hold the charcoal stick, creating texture, and basics of landscape. 11am-2pm Friday, May 11 and May 18. The Art Supply Depo, 29 S. St. Clair St. 419-720-6462.

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Spring Tea with Bird Photography Exhibit - Enjoy a three-course tea while observing the exhibit showcasing photos taken at Magee Marsh area by Fred Young. Email for reservations. $20$25 suggested donation. 11:30am. Also on Thursday, May 17 at 11:30am and 2pm, Friday, May 18 at 6pm, and Saturday, May 19 at 11:30am and 2pm. HeART Gallery, 428 N. Erie St. 419-243-4214. Take Great Pictures - Walk the grounds of the 577 Foundation while learning tips on lighting, composition and subject matter. Bring your own camera and comfortable shoes. $10. 1-2:30pm. 577 Foundation, 577 E. Front St. 419-874-4174.

Monday, 5.14 2018 Accelerator Grant Information Session - The Arts Commission presents this informational session detailing guidelines for eligibility and reviewing the online application process for local artists seeking financial support including equipment, supplies, professional development and project support. 5:30-6:30pm. The Arts Commission, 1838 Parkwood Ave., Suite 120. 419-254-2787. theartscommission. org/forartists Free

Art Loop: Craft & Culinary - Check out the creative dining options around town and celebrate Toledo’s palate. Participating venues include Food for Thought, Original Sub Shop, Paula Brown Gallery and Pub, Registry Bistro, Claro Coffee, The Attic on Adams, and the various locations for the Glass City Film Fest. $1.25 bus fare. 5:30-9pm. Downtown Toledo. 419-254-2787.

Friday, 5.18 Oak Openings Photo Contest Reception - See the winners of the photography contest receive their awards and have their work on display. Awards will be given in each of the four Oak Openings-themed categories, an overall winner and runner-up, and a People’s Choice winner. 7-9pm. National Center for Nature Photography, 10001 W. Central Ave., Sylvania. 419-407-9700. photo-contest

Saturday, 5.19 Intro to Screen Printing - Learn how to hand-print from a screen using various provided images and phrases in this introductory workshop. $35. 3-5pm. Handmade Toledo, 1717 Adams St. 419-214-1717. Metal Effects Workshop - Create a palette sign using oxidizing paint and activators for a metal effects finish. Word choices are: welcome, believe, faith, live, family, love, Mr&Mrs, and laugh. All supplies included. Call to register. $75. 11am-1pm. Pottsies, 4155 Chappel Dr., Perrysburg. 419-931-9062.

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Murals on Broadway The first murals known to man go back to Paleolithic times as cave paintings. Then, around 1300, in Italy, with new methods of muraling, “frescos” like Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel work advanced the process. Fast forward to “modern” times, and muraling is aligned with Mexican artists, such as David Siqueiros, José Orozco and of course, Diego Rivera. And the Mexican aspect of this media is dominant in South Toledo, on Broadway, between South Ave. and downtown. Drive/bike/walk that area to witness buildings adorned with bright, vibrant depictions of heroes such as Cesar Chavez and Martin Luther King Jr, as well as abstract renderings - along with a couple of flat out psychedelic visuals. This intentional project (as opposed to random graffiti in other places around town) emanates from one source: the Sofia Quintero Art & Cultural Center, located in the middle of it all, on Broadway. The Center “serves as an oasis for neighborhood residents and local artists. . . providing interest, awareness, and education about Latino art, heritage, and culture,” according to the website. Their vision “aims to nurture and enhance the creative abilities of all people through and emphasis on Latina and Latino art and culture.” Sofia Quintero, the daughter of migrant farm workers, who settled in the Toledo area, was the first Latina to be elected to the Toledo Board of Education, eventually becoming its President. The SQACC, founded in 1996, was named in her honor.

From Peru and BGSU

The breathtaking portraits of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr and renowned labor leader and civil rights activist, Cesar Chavez are done by Mario Acevedo Torero, a muralist and internationally renowned Peruvian artist. Using a palette of colors that is utterly astounding, integrating bright greens, yellows and a splash of bright purple, Torero, who resides in San Diego, got involved through the insight of.Gordon Ricketts, Senior Lecturer @ BGSU School of the Arts (“art teacher,” he humbly asserts). Ricketts’ students had visited San Diego to work with their professor”s friend and colleague, Torero. When Torero travelled to Toledo/

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BG, as a visiting artist, the two were driving in South Toledo when, Ricketts said, “the light bulb went on over my head.” From that idea, BGSU students have put paint to wall, along with many other artists, including The Organization of Latino Artists. Ricketts, who eventually was titled the “Producer” of the murals’ project, tells how in the early days, there were always a few hoops to jump through to get the murals up. Carrying a valise of permits and required paperwork, Ricketts says the artists usually worked undercover of night - raising eyebrows of the neighbors. “They thought we were graffiti artists,” he says. “But we were all on ladders, with bright lights shining on us!”

Colorful building and neighbors

The Chavez and MLK portraits— painted in 2014— carry political overtones. “We painted a mural on Toledo’s East side of an AIDS virus,” Ricketts said. “Nobody knows what it is, but it’s there.” But there’s always an element of Latino history/symbolism in the murals.. Talking with Taylor Burciaga, the Executive Director of the Center, Ricketts explains that he would like to add a park with grass, benches and lighting by the mural, underneath the I-75 overpass. “I always thought that was the next step,” he said. “People have been taking their wedding pictures there, school groups are getting together there...” Ricketts points out that the muralrich stretch of Broadway is one of several Toledo locations adorned with wall artistry. “Danny Thomas Park, which is about a mile and a half down the road has a beautiful mural, and there’s another one at a nearby grocery store.” Burciaga notes the change in the neighborhood. “SQACC has been here 20 years and the staff are working really hard to let people know. Even after 20 years, people don’t exactly know why we’re here or what we do. But they’ll say ‘I drive through there to go to work,’ and they recognize us as “Oh you’re the colorful buildings, you’re the colorful paintings!’ One thing they grab is part of an identity.” So head down to Broadway to view these murals. Your sense of creative expression and Toledo pride will thank you.



Plein-ty of air


Popularized by French Impressionists in the mid-1800s, “plein air painting” encourages the artist to think beyond the studio by going outside to paint nature scenes. Impressionists, like Vincent van Gogh and Renoir, took advantage of the liberties made possible by plein air— unlike academic, studio settings with a fixed scene, there is no predetermined look of a plein air painting. Get some air of your own during The Art Supply Depo’s Plein Air Painting Workshops, held on the third Saturday of every month, May through September. Instructor Aaron Pickens will lead these workshops, held at off-site locations decided 3-4 days prior to the event. Each class will run from 9am-2pm and students are required to register for each date individually. Please see online for additional information. $50 per session. First up, May 19. 419-720-6462.

Talking to Steve Martin and Martin Short

The longtime friends-turned-comedic duo play the Zoo Amphitheater on May 25 Interview by Sonny Forrest As live comedy evolved from exhausted Catskills stage banter to fang-laden stand up and off-the-wall sketches, Steve Martin and Martin Short presided at the comedic vanguard. They’ve since united with late-night TV’s Jeff Babko and the Steep Canyon Rangers bluegrass band for the variety show “An Evening You Will Forget For The Rest Of Your Life.” In advance of the show’s Toledo Zoo Amphitheater (2700 Broadway) performance on May 25th, the City Paper called Steve Martin and Martin Short to talk about foregoing political jokes, giving the audience its money’s worth as well as Steve Martin’s pulse. TCP After a few decades in show business, is performing as exciting all these years later? Steve Martin Yes, in fact, it’s actually more exciting for me now. As a stand up [comic], I always worked alone and to work with someone else on stage, I did it with Alec Baldwin at the Oscars and I thought, “Gee, this is great.” It’s so great to have someone else there to bounce off and to work with. And that’s the way I feel working with Marty. Martin Short The whole group is harmonious and fun. The hang is sometimes more important than the actual job, but the hang is perfect on this show. Steve Martin Does anybody want to know what my pulse is? TCP Your pulse? Steve Martin It’s 67. TCP That sounds healthy. Steve Martin I’m looking at my Fitbit and my pulse is 67. I want that in the article. Martin Short Just imagine what it would be if you were alive. TCP What extended metaphor would you use to describe the show? Steve Martin Does it have to be a metaphor?

Vending art

What if receiving a piece of art was as easy as getting candy out of a vending machine? See what happens when vending machines dish out cellophane-wrapped, cigarette box-sized paintings, jewelry, mini sculptures, and other piece of art during the ArtOMat Machine launch party in the Art Village at Toledo Botanical Garden. Installed in museums, galleries, restaurants and more throughout the United States, Canada, Austria and Australia, ArtOMat Machines vend art for only $5 tokens. Learn all about satisfying your creative munchies on Friday, May 11 from 6:30-8:30pm. Hands-On Studio at Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Dr. 419-902-6800. Free

Fiber fun

TCP Not necessarily. Steve Martin Good. I’m this WASP-y guy from Orange County, CA, and I feel like I want to give the audience their money’s worth. I want them to go out going, “That was worth it.” When I was doing stand up, if I did a bad show, I’d go, “Ugh, I can’t stand that I did a bad show. They got dressed and they drove here and I did a bad show.” But we don’t really do bad shows.

Calling all fiber enthusiasts: the 2018 fiber577 workshops have been announced. Since 2008, The 577 Foundation has hosted fiber577, a weekend dedicated to contemporary and creative takes on fiber and fiber-related art. In 2016, the weekend switched from a competitive exhibition to a weekend of demonstrations, exhibits, and small workshops. While fiber577 won’t be held until June 9-10, registration for the small workshops, held for two full days, is now open. Those interested are encouraged to secure a space. This year’s themes include: 3-D fiber and encaustic, basket making, bogolanfini (mud cloth) dying, marbleizing cloth, and felting. For more information, visit —AC

TCP Do you have a philosophy for writing jokes? Steve Martin There’s no real adages that I think we operate by, but I have noticed that as I’ve gotten older I tend to do less iconoclastic material. I’m not out attacking people whereas I would have when I was younger. I would almost say anything. And now you have a little more life [experience] and you have a little more empathy with people. We’ve taken jokes out when we thought, “It gets a huge laugh, but it’s just too cruel.” TCP I’ve also read that you guys are doing your best to avoid political jokes too. Martin Short Well we do a littlebit of it. Steve Martin We don’t try to be, “Oh, they’re left; oh, they’re right.” We just try to do a funny show. We have a section with Jiminy Glick where we do a lot of political material, but somehow we get away with it. Martin Short Part of the gimmick here is that if you’re doing it as a character, it’s not the same as if you’re Steve Martin or Martin Short.

This interview has been edited for length, content and clarity. Read the full interview at “An Evening You Will Forget For The Rest Of Your Life”Friday, May 25 8:00 p.m. $65 - $155Toledo Zoo Amphitheater (2700 Broadway)

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Highlighted events indicates our picks for the week


BA Ragtime Rick & His Chefs of Dixieland

Every Wednesday 8pm


Thursday, 5.10 / Registry Bistro Musicians of the Toledo Jazz Orchestra are proud to present the Black & White Bistro Series featuring the Mark Lemle Quintet. Lemle (left) will be joined by pianist Eric Dickey, Scott Potter on trumpet, Kevin Eikum on bass and percussionist Bob Breithaupt. Last but not least, making an appearance— the original piano from Rusty’s will be in use for this special night. $30. 6pm. 144 N. Superior St. 567-280-0856.


Friday, 5.11 / Culture Clash Records


The May Skittle 11 Bots FRIDAY 9pm May

12 saturday

Three’s Company 8PM-MIDNIGHT

BOBBY MAY & FRIENDS Every Sunday 6-9pm



Last Born Sons



The Funk May Factory 19 9pm


June Duet To-It




as part of the Red Bird Art Walk

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5758 Main Street Sy lvania, OH 43560


Bar 145: Oehlers & Rutter (acoustic, songwriter) Durty Bird: Violent Bloom Check out this special songwriter’s night at the Bird, featuring Violent Bloom. Strong vocals and harmonies hit hard in this trio led by Kelly Thompson keys, drummer Kate Kokonecki and bassist Jon Zenz. There’s real passion in the music- and you can feel it. 7-10pm. 2 S. St. Clair. (alternative/ rock, songwriter) Free Manhattan’s: Open Mic Night (acoustic, open mic) Rosie’s Italian Patio: Kaiden Chase & Trez Gregory (vocal, blues/pop) Sodbuster’s: Ragtime Rick & His Chefs of Dixieland (jazz/orchestra)

Blarney: Rick Whited (rock, covers) Culture Clash Records: In-Store Performances w/ Came Back Haunted, Beginning, Tranquility (alternative/rock) Durty Bird: Old State Line (country, folk) Frankie’s: Shitty Neighbors, Taking Meds, Waving & Waving Goodbye, Reginald Leister (alternative/rock) Howard’s: Open Stage Night (open mic) Manhattan’s: Kyle White (acoustic, songwriter) Ottawa Tavern: Wild Adriatic, Whisper Disco, Amelia Airharts, Modern Hollows (alternative/rock, pop/rock) The Pub: Open Blues Jam (open mic) Rosie’s Italian Patio: Shane Piasecki The patio is open at Rosie’s and the talent reflects a wide range of talent. Guitarist and songwriter Shane Piasecki will perform Thursday, blending originals and favorites. 6-9pm. 606 N. McCord Rd. Shane Piasecki on FB. (acoustic, songwriter) Free

FRI, MAY 11 Bar 145: Swagg (pop/covers) Blarney: Echo Chamber (rock, covers) Cock n Bull: Barile & May (acoustic, covers), Mas Fina (pop/rock, covers) Culture Clash Records: An Evening with Lou Barlow. See pullout above (acoustic, songwriter) Doc Watson’s: Tim Oehlers (acoustic, songwriter) Durty Bird: the Good the Bad & the Blues (blues, rock) Frankie’s: Best of Week 8 (battle of the bands) Howard’s: Michael Katon (rock) Majestic Oak Winery: Skoobie Snaks (pop, covers) Manhattan’s: Ross Thompson (acoustic, covers) Peristyle at TMA: Toledo Symphony Orchestra, Bernstein, Mahler and Mendelssohn. (classical) Registry Bistro: Mark Lemle Quintet w/Special Guests See our Music Notes. (jazz) Rocky’s: Chris Knopp (acoustic, covers) Rosie’s Italian Patio: Lady K & J Bone (vocal, pop) Sodbuster’s: Skittle Bots (pop/rock, covers) Table 44: Distant Cousinz (pop/rock, covers)

Guitarist, songwriter and fellow shoegazer, Lou Barlow (Dinosaur Jr., Sebadoh, The Folk Implosion) will be making a special appearance in Toledo. Born in Dayton, Barlow helped shape the noise-rock, lo-fi sounds of the late 80s and the grunge rock scene of the 90s. Since the early 2000s Lou has been recording and performing as a solo artist, releasing memorable tracks like Don’t Like Changes and Legendary. The show will be part storyteller part live song catalog including Natural One and Take it Easy. $25. 7pm 4020 Secor Rd. 419-536-5683.


Saturday, 5.12 / Frankie’s Inner-City For better or for worse, Toledo’s music thrives in the underground. Celebrate what makes this segment of the Glass City’s music scene so raw, unapologetic, and gritty during the third annual Black Swamp Punk Fest. Catch over a dozen bands, including some out-of-towners. $10. 5pm-2am. 308 Main St., 419-698-4020.

Manhattan’s: Shawn Sanders (acoustic, songwriter) Ottawa Tavern: goLab, Kid Grizzly, Man Mountain, Klashing Black, Emma Lee (electronic/experimental, alternative/rock) Peristyle at TMA: Toledo Symphony Orchestra, Bernstein, Mahler and Mendelssohn Conductor Giordano Bellincampi leads the TSO. The evening will feature TSO violinist Merwin Siu on Bernstein’s Serenade, inspired by Plato’s dialogue Symposium. $25. 8pm. 2445 Monroe St. (orchestra, classical) The Pub: Johnny Rocker Patio Party Rosie’s Italian Patio: Mark & Brian (acoustic, covers) Sodbuster’s: Three’s Company (pop/rock, covers) Table 44: Joe Woods Band (pop/rock, covers)

SUN, MAY 13 Art & Performance Center: Up Close Concerts, 3RingsLeft (acoustic, songwriter) Durty Bird: Hector Mendoza (acoustic, classical/jazz guitar) Majestic Oak Winery: Gypsy Luvin’ (pop/rock, covers) Sodbuster’s: Bobby May & Co. (acoustic/rock, covers) TMA: Great Performances, Solungga Liu. See our Big To Do. (piano, classical)

MON, MAY 14 Durty Bird: New Mondays Talent Auditions (various)

SAT, MAY 12 Bar 145: Cherry On Top (pop, covers) Civic Music Hall: Jelly Roll, Struggle Jennings, Sly Till I Die (hip hop, electronic) Cock n Bull: Sugar Pax (pop/rock, covers) Cocoa House: Dave Carpenter (acoustic) Doc Watson’s: Dragonfly (acoustic, covers) Durty Bird: Beg to Differ (pop/rock, covers) Howard’s: Perception, Mike Zito (rock) Majestic Oak Winery: Engine (pop/rock, covers)

TUES, MAY 15 Cock n Bull: Elixer (acoustic, covers) Rocky’s: Open Jam w/ Hazard & Sentle Joel, bass, and Mark, drums, will play some blues with whomever takes the stage, so bring your guitar or keyboard and get in the 1,4,5 game. 4020 Secor Rd. Rocky’s on FB. (open mic) Free Rosie’s Italian Patio: Chris Shutters (acoustic, pop)

WED, MAY 16 Bar 145: Last Born Sons (rock, covers) Durty Bird: Johnny Rodriguez (acoustic, covers) Manhattan’s: Open Mic w/ Carolyn Hock (acoustic, open mic) Rosie’s Italian Patio: Caveman & Ryan (acoustic, covers) Sodbuster’s: Ragtime Rick & His Chefs of Dixieland A special thing happens on Wednesdays at Sodbuster’s. Ragtime Rick performs with his jazz orchestra. You’ll have a swingin’ good time. 8pm. 5758 Main St., Sylvania. (jazz/swing) Free

THURS, MAY 17 Blarney: Joe Woods Band (pop/rock, covers) Club Sugarhill: H-Factor (jazz) Durty Bird: Creole Jazz (jazz) Howard’s: Open Stage (open mic) Manhattan’s: Open Mic w/Stephen Woolley Bring you keyboard or guitar to this weekly open mic night. 7-11pm. 1516 Adams St. (acoustic, open mic) Free Ottawa Tavern: Tav Falco’s Panther Burns, Coffin Walker, Juxtapose (rock, alternative/rock) The Pub: Twenty Twentyfour (jazz) Rosie’s Italian Patio: Shane Piasecki (acoustic, songwriter)

FRI, MAY 18 Bar 145: Brighton Boys (pop/rock, covers) Blarney: Organized KOS (pop/rock, covers) Cock n Bull: Noisy Neighbors (pop/rock, covers) Doc Watson’s: Bobby May (acoustic, covers)

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Durty Bird: Chloe & the Steel Strings (country/pop, songwriter) Frankie’s: Best of Week 9 (battle of the bands) Hollywood Casino: Bee Gee Tribute (pop/disco) Howard’s: Amp Wagon (rock) Majestic Oak Winery: Eric Edwards (blues/guitar, covers) Manhattan’s: Terry & Charlie (acoustic, covers) Ottawa Tavern: homegrownups, Wizard Vision, Colour Rise, Tree Figures (alternative/rock) Plate 1 Coffee: the Funkiest Thing You’ve Ever Heard. See Listen Hear, our music feature. (listening party) The Pub: Old State Line (country, folk) Rocky’s: Andrew Ellis (acoustic, songwriter) Rosie’s Italian Patio: Scott & Melissa (acoustic, covers) Sodbuster’s: Last Born Sons (rock, covers) Table 44: The New Fashioned (pop/jazz, covers)

SAT, MAY 19 Bar 145: Radio Tokyo (pop, covers) Blarney: Katie’s Randy Cat (Irish punk) Civic Music Hall: OnceOver, Goodbye Blue Skies, Dream. Repair (hard/rock) Cock n Bull: Screaming Heathens (rock, covers) Durty Bird: The New Fashioned (jazz/pop, covers) Frankie’s: Zak Nevers, Marzek, Chris Cali, Defonix, KOGA, the Knightheart (hip hop/electronic) Howard’s: Corduroy Road (rock/jam) Majestic Oak Winery: Jeff Stewart (acoustic, songwriter) Manhattan’s: Scott Biddle (acoustic, covers) Mutz: Dave Carpenter (acoustic) Ottawa Tavern: Dead Folk Collective, Justin Payne, NuAudio, Gutterball Dead Folk Collective (Toledo) writes and performs original, folk inspired, experimental rock with a penchant for the psychedelic. $5. 9:30pm. 1815 Adams St. (alternative/rock, experimental)

The Pub: Mojoe Boes and His Noble Jones (blues, covers) Rosie’s Italian Patio: Skip Turner Band (blues, pop) Stranahan Theater: Music of Broadway w/ Connor Bogart and the Toledo Symphony Orchestra (classical) Table 44: Last Born Sons (rock, covers)

SUN, MAY 20 Art & Performance Center: Up Close Concerts, Jason Quick (acoustic, songwriter) Durty Bird: Jazz Brunch w/ Dueling Pianos (piano) Majestic Oak Winery: Sarah Brosch (acoustic, covers) TMA: Great Performances, Sono Novo Chamber Orchestra, The Timbral Shift: The Metamorphosis of Romanticism into Impressionism. Sono Novo’s concert is inspired by the works in the permanent collection in a one-of-a-kind performance. “Just as the realism of romantic art gave way to the fixation of capturing color and atmosphere, so Gabriel Faure’s two piano quartets that Sono Novo will perform demonstrate the evolution from functional form and harmony to a preoccupation with sonic color, energy, and aural mood, hallmarks which would dominate the musical landscape of the Belle Epoque.”– TMA. Parking for non-members $7. 3pm. Great Gallery, 2445 Monroe St. Free

MON, MAY 21 Durty Bird: New Mondays Talent Auditions (various)

TUES, MAY 22 Durty Bird: Gene Parker, Damen Cook & Co. Multi-talented musicians Cook and Parker know the score and have been an important part of Toledo’s jazz scene since the glory days of Rusty’s and Murphy’s Jazz Clubs. Performing standards and heartfelt improvisation all night long. 7-10pm. 2 S. St. Clair. (jazz) Free Frankie’s: ‘68, ROVR, House Tours, Take Weight (hard/rock, metal) Rocky’s: Mic w/ Kyle Smithers (open mic)

May 9 • May 22


ROAD TRIP [fundraiser]



Quick— can you define the word “funky?” Struggling? While funk isn’t (always) obscene, we defer to Supreme Court Justice Stewart’s threshold, “I know it when I see it.” Show up and present what you think makes something funky during The Funkiest Thing You’ve Ever Heard, an evening of listening, seeing, exploring, and sharing. Bring a song, either on vinyl, cd, cassette, or web link, and tell the group about why you think it’s so funky. 7pm. Friday, May 18. Plate ONE, 420 Madison Ave., See the event on Facebook. Free

There’s always room for Toledo to grow and you can contribute to that growth. At Toledo SOUP’s Spring SOUP Social, four presenters will share their ideas for local projects, then attendees vote on their favorite. This crowdfunding dinner features chef-made soup, salad, and bread. All funds raised benefit whichever project wins the people’s choice. Music by Dooley Wilson, a bake sale, and raffles will accompany the event. $5. 4-6pm Sunday, May 20. Main Library, 325 N. Michigan St. 419-259-5200. —CP

West Side Story - The Croswell Opera House kicks off 2018 season with the music of Leonard Bernstein taking center stage. This concert-style presentation of the classic 1957 musical features Adrian native Brian Hissong, who played Tony in the international tour of the show in 2006. Opening night doubles as the Croswell’s annual fundraising gala. $30-$50. May 11-12. 8pm, Friday-Saturday. 2:30pm, Sunday. Croswell Opera House, 129 E. Maumee St., Adrian, 517-264-7469.

Saturday, 5.12

Lunch with Leaders: Bridging the Generational Gap - Enjoy a complimentary lunch and networking for professional development. Panel includes multi-generational leaders and an exploratory table discussion covering the ways to bridge the generational gap. $10. 11am-1pm. African American Leadership Council, 424 Jackson St. 419254-4632.

Steak ‘n Shoot - Make it a date night or celebrate Mother’s Day by taking mom out for a fun evening. Enjoy a steak dinner, gun rentals with targets and eye/ear protection. Ammo not included. $50. 6-8pm. Cleland’s Outdoor World, 10306 Airport Hwy., Swanton. 419-865-4713.

Friday, 5.11

[health] [fundraiser]

[theater] Cyrano - See award-winning playwright Barry Kornhauser’s clever new take on a play full of wit, intrigue, and panache, during the Village Player’s two-weekend run. $18/general. $16/ students and seniors. May 11-19. 8pm, Thursdays-Saturdays. 2pm, Sunday. The Village Players Theatre, 2740 Upton Ave. 419-472-6817.

NAMI Walk - Walk with the National Alliance on Mental Illness to raise awareness and break the stigma about mental health. Proceeds benefit NAMI, an organization helping those with mental illness by providing support groups and educational classes. Registration for the walk is free, but donations are accepted. 8:30-11:30am. University of Toledo Medical Center, 3000 Arlington Ave. 419-243-1119.




Thursday, 5.17 [networking]



The Mersey Beatles - All the way from Liverpool, the band has deep roots where John, Paul, George, and Ringo of the Beatles got their start. The show spans the Fab Four’s entire catalogue, and with four costume changes and authentic Liverpool accents, wit and charm. $29. 7:30pm. Ohio Theatre, 3112 Lagrange St. 419-255-8406.

Book Release-Caps, Capes, and Caring - Celebrate the release of this new book with the authors about the eight hospital based diploma schools between 1893 and 1999, and dozens of their graduates who shared their experiences. 6-8pm. Gathering Volumes Bookstore, 196 E. South Boundary, Perrysburg. 567-336-6188. Free

Friday, 5.18



Monday, 5.14


Maumee Senior Center Annual Plant and Bake Sale - Shop the community bake sale and plant sale for local crafts and have fun with the family. 9am-noon. Maumee Senior Center, 2430 S. Detroit Ave. 419-893-1994.

Here is a list of our top JUNE must-attend, out-of-town events:


Women in Leadership: What Makes You Move - Join the Women’s Initiative of United Way for learning and connecting with a networking and continental breakfast, and a panel featuring local women leaders. $10. 7:30-9:15am. Main Branch Library, 325 N. Michigan St. 419-254-4677.

Thursday, 5.10 Access to Justice Awards Dinner - Toledo-born and legal assistance advocate, University of Michigan Coach Jim Harbaugh will serve as the keynote speaker at this event recognizing individuals and organizations promoting access to justice for the underprivileged and underserved. $125. 6-9pm. SeaGate Conventions Centre, 401 Jefferson Ave. 419-242-9363.

EqualityToledo Brunch Fundraiser - Indulge in the buffet and be entertained by a drag show and a cash bar. All proceeds support the education and advocacy efforts of EqualityToledo. $25. 11am2pm. McCune’s The Other Side Bar & Bistro, 5038 Lewis Ave. 419-407-6225.

Looking for a quick change of scenery and a taste of something different? Curious about our favorite events going on just a short drive from Toledo? Visit, or check out our sister publication, Current Magazine (covering Ann Arbor), at, to explore film, art, music and more.

Entre Amigo’s Fundraiser - Enjoy Latin American food served by celebrity waiters, cash bars, entertainment, raffles, silent auctions, and art in Nana’s Garden. Proceeds benefit the Center to offer youth classes, community gardens and cultural cooking classes. $30/advance, $35/door, $10/children 11 and under. 4:30-9:30pm. Sofia Quintero Art & Cultural Center, 1225 Broadway St. 419-241-1655.


See Detroit from a new perspective: from the River. Since 2008, Riverside Kayak Connection has been teaming up with the Detroit Eastside Community Collaborative for the popular Detroit Historical Canal Tour series. See the Fisher Mansion, hear stories of the Purple Gang, check out the friendly residents of Detroit’s “Little Venice,” and see the Motor City’s downtown like never before during one of the two-hour tours held this summer. The first tour launches on Saturday, May 20, with additional tours planned most Saturdays and Sundays through September 9. $25-$45. Register in advance. For full details, see online:

[theater] Cutting Edge Presents “The Last Five Years” - See the story unfold that explores a fiveyear relationship between Jamie Wellerstein, a rising novelist, and Cathy Hiatt, a struggling actress. $20. 8-10pm. Also showing 8-10pm Saturday, May 19 and 7-9pm Sunday, May 20. St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 1201 Madison Ave. 419-243-8284.

Saturday, 5.19 [misc.] Sidewalk Sale - Check out what items you can find from multiple vendors. Vendor space available at no charge. Call for more information. 8am-2pm. High Level Diner, 222 S. Summit St. 419-260-7726.

Sunday, 5.20 [culinary] Sofo Food’s Signature Showcase - Meet top manufacturers who will answer any questions while sampling food items, and check out money saving deals and demonstrations. After the showcase, head to the Renaissance Hotel for an exclusive party, for attendees only. 11am-7pm. SeaGate Convention Centre, 401 Jefferson Ave. 419-255-3300. Free


May 9 • May 22


With thanks to April’s showers, we’re readying for May’s flowers. Before the 30th annual Flower Day Weekend at the Toledo Farmers Market (May 26-28), head to Detroit for the Eastern Market’s 51st annual Flower Day. Growers from the Metro Detroit Flower Growers Association will show off their wide variety of flowers, as well as offer tips, advice, and strategies on how to keep your flora thriving. 7am-5pm. Sunday, May 20. Eastern Market, 2934 Russell St., Detroit. 313-833-9300. Free

[festivals] The Real Polish-American Festival - Multiple vendors serving traditional Polish foods, like kielbasa and pierogies, European and Polish American artisans, Patrick the Magician, plus musical performances by Dynabrass, Duane Malinowski, the Kielbasa Kings and others. See website for a schedule. $8, Children 12 and under Free. 5-7:30pm Friday, May 18, 10am-10:30pm Saturday, May 19 and 10am-5pm Sunday, May 20. PACT Club 16, 316 S. King Rd., Holland. 419-8659806.


Years lived in Toledo: 30 Occupation: Graphic Designer What makes me truly feel alive: Being on water. I grew up boating on area lakes and there is nothing better than the feeling of water gently rocking beneath you. The street I drive on/walk on most often is: Adam Street- the weirdest, most entertaining street in the city! If I could change one thing about Toledo: I would like those who aren’t familiar with downtown and uptown to venture beyond the sports stadiums and take in the surrounding beauty of murals, sculptures, local shops and restaurants, and wonderful people that strive to make the city prosperous. There is so much positive growth happening in the area and the stigma of a “dangerous downtown” should definitely fade away.

When I’m craving pho, I go to Amango. The fashion risk I wish I took sooner: getting my eyebrows microbladed. It may seem a bit vain, but the confidence boost it has given me is worth the (minimal) pain! (Autumn Wood Microblading) The best view in Toledo: there are so many great rooftops to take in the beauty of our city, but my favorite view occurs on I-75 heading north just before you enter downtown after crossing the river. It’s a unique view that is rarely captured by photo and I feel proud of my city whenever I am able to catch a glimpse. The best time I ever had in Toledo: My husband, Dave Ayling, and I moved to the Old West End last May and we enjoyed our first OWE Festival as residents. It was a magical weekend and gave me a completely different experience from past years as a “tourist.” The energy that fills the air that weekend is wild!

Jesse’s jewelry company, Tiny Terras, will have a booth at the upcoming Maker’s Mart (see more on Art Events on P. 26) “Maker’s Mart is such a lovely event, curated perfectly to showcase the area’s talented makers. Betty and her team kick butt putting it on twice a year— so go check it out on May 12 and give them a high five!”

May 9 • May 22


5k at the Toledo Zoo Cardio exercise isn’t everyone’s favorite Saturday morning activity, but you can give it a try during the Medical Mutual Dart Frog Dash, a 5k race through the Toledo Zoo. Cardio actually becomes enjoyable while pretending you’re running through an African safari. There will also be a noncompetitive 5k walk and kids run. Runners and spectators can spend the day at the zoo free of charge. Register online at Proceeds support conservation efforts. $10-$26. 8:30am. Saturday, May 19. Toledo Zoo, 2 Hippo Way. 419-385-5721.–MK

2002 DODGE DURANGO 168k,

4x4; Runs and drives. Can be seen at 1136 Shernan St, Toledo. Call 606-215-4755

Feel refreshed

The outdoors, to some, is a sanctuary, providing a realm of peace. Get a breath of fresh air and relax in the serenity of the outdoors with Jenn McCullough, owner of integration Yoga with Jenn, at Toledo Botanical Garden during her Outdoor Yoga sessions. Enhance your flexibility, focus, and breathing techniques. Drop-in: $15/non-members, $12/members. 4-week session: $56/non-members, $46/members. Check online for additional information. 6:30-7:30pm. Perennial Garden, 5403 Elmer Dr. 419-536-5566.

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health and wellness events Saturday, 5.12 Run with Joe: POSE Method Running - Learn proper running techniques to be an efficient injury free runner. Appropriate for the serious competitor as well as those running for health and fitness. Space is limited, register in advance. $85. 2-5pm. Joe’s Yoga & Fitness, 29101 Hufford Rd. Perrysburg. 419-345-0885. Bike Day at the Toledo Farmers Market - Ride to the market downtown and pick up the new Bicycle Users Map created by cyclists and learn how experienced bikers use alternative paths and city streets to commute. 9am-noon. Toledo Farmers Market, 525 Market St. 419-255-6765. Free

Monday, 5.14 Backpacking 101 - Gain the information you need to safely backpack on your own, covering necessary gear and an intro into backcountry skills. Space is limited, register in advance. $5. 6-8pm. The 577 Foundation, 577 E. Front St., Perrysburg. 419-874-4174.

2015 CHEVY CRUZE LT; White; 16,900 miles; tinted windows; still under factory warranty; $13,400. Call 419-779-3857 2004 VOLVO 2.5T V70 WAGON; white w/ natural leather interior; safe comfortable - smooth; $5000. Call 419-2905535 2004 FORD FOCUS - Sweet heat & Remote car starter $2000 OBO. Please call 419-309-5292 2015 JEEP CHEROKEE LATITUDE. Very good condition. 60,000 miles. Power locks/ windows. $14,900. Call 419-559-6101

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Guitarists/Drummer/Keyboard/ Singer for 70s, 80s on up Rock Band!! Journey, KISS, Scorpions, AC/DC, etc. Call Joe 419-260-0084

DRUMMER/VOCALIST looking for band. 419-754-3030 EXPERIENCED BASS PLAYER - Looking for fill in work. Blues, Classic Rock, Country. Call 419-917-3507 SKELETON CRUE

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May 9 • May 22


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May 9 • May 22


Sapphire Gala


This black-tie affair was the 65th anniversary gala to benefit the Toledo Chapter of Jack and Jill of America Inc.

Photos by Christine Senack

Angelita Cruz-Bridges, Kelli Winston and Jovita Robertson.

Ebonie Jackson, Rhonda Sewell, Candice Harrison and Dee Dolsey.

Zest of Toledo

Shalynne & Greg Owens.

The new face of the Taste of the Nation helped feed the hungry at the Renaissance Toledo hotel.

Aaron Sloan, Jean Messner and Keri & Andy Suhy.

Marla Schecht, Diane Larson and Terri Thompson.

Glass City Marathon

Nadia Salloukh and Vince Morris.

Richard and Andrea Yousef.

The 42nd annual race brought local and regional athletes into downtown Toledo.

Amy Good and Tyler Bergman.


Annie Baymiller and Kelley Hernandez.

May 9 • May 22

Cara Boehm and Megan Strausbaught.

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TAURUS (April 20–May 20) These days, you have an enhanced ability to excite the appreciation and generosity of the people in your life. The magnetic influence you’re emanating could even start to evoke the interest and adoration of mere acquaintances and random strangers. Be discerning about how you wield that potent stuff! On the other hand, don’t be shy about using it to attract all the benefits it can bring you. It’s okay to be a bit more greedy for goodies than usual as long as you’re also a bit more compassionate than usual. ARIES (March 21–April 19) I hate rampant consumerism almost as much as I hate hatred, so I don’t give you the following advice lightly: Buy an experience that will help liberate you from the suffering you’ve had trouble outgrowing. Or buy a toy that can thaw the frozen joy trapped within your out-of-date sadness. Or buy a connection that will help you express a desire you need help in expressing. Or buy an influence that will motivate you to shed a belief or theory that has been cramping your lust for life. Or all of the above! GEMINI (May 21–June 20) I bet that a healing influence will arrive from an unexpected direction and begin to work its subtle but intense magic before anyone realizes what’s happening. I predict that the bridge you’re building will lead to a place that’s less flashy but more useful than you imagined. And I’m guessing that although you may initially feel jumbled by unforeseen outcomes, those outcomes will ultimately be redemptive. Hooray for lucky flukes and weird switcheroos! CANCER (June 21–July 22) Born under the astrological sign of Cancer, Franz Kafka is regarded as one of the 20th century’s major literary talents. Among the day jobs he did to earn a living were stints as a bureaucrat at insurance companies. His superiors there praised his efforts. “Superb administrative talent,� they said about him. Let’s use this as a takeoff point to meditate on your destiny, Cancerian. Are you good at skills you’re not passionate about? Are you admired and appreciated for having qualities that aren’t of central importance to you? If so, the coming weeks and months will be a favorable time to explore this apparent discrepancy. You will have the power to get closer to doing more of what you love to do. LEO (July 23–Aug 22) If you really wanted to, you could probably break the world’s record for most words typed per minute with the nose (103 characters in 47 seconds). I bet you could also shatter a host of other marks, as well, like eating the most hot chilies in two minutes, or weaving the biggest garland using defunct iPhones, or dancing the longest on a tabletop while listening to a continuous loop of Nirvana’s song “Smells Like Teen Spirit.� But I hope you won’t waste your soaring capacity for excellence on meaningless stunts like those. I’d rather see you break your own personal records for accomplishments like effective communications, high-quality community building, and smart career moves. VIRGO (Aug 23–Sept 22) Isaac Newton (1643–1727) was among history’s three most influential scientists. Immanuel Kant (1724–1804) has been described as the central figure in modern philosophy. Henry James (1843–1916) is regarded as one of the greatest novelists in English literature. John Ruskin (1819–1900) was a prominent art critic and social thinker. What did these four men have in common? They never had sex with anyone. They were virgins when they died. I view this fact with alarm. What does it mean that Western culture is so influenced by the ideas of men who lacked this fundamental initiation? With that as our context, I make this assertion: If you hope to make good decisions in the coming weeks, you must draw on the wisdom you have gained from being sexually entwined with other humans.

May 9 • May 22

LIBRA (Sept 23–Oct 22) “Every so often, a painter has to destroy painting,â€? said 20th-century abstract expressionist painter Willem de Kooning. “CĂŠzanne did it. Picasso did it with cubism. Then Pollock did it. He busted our idea of a picture all to hell.â€? In de Kooning’s view, these “destructiveâ€? artists performed a noble service. They demolished entrenched ideas about the nature of painting, thus liberating their colleagues and descendants from stale constraints. Judging from the current astrological omens, Libra, I surmise the near future will be a good time for you to wreak creative destruction in your own field or sphere. What progress and breakthroughs might be possible when you dismantle comfortable limitations? SCORPIO (Oct 23–Nov 21) Mayflies are aquatic insects with short life spans. Many species live less than 24 hours, even though the eggs they lay may take three years to hatch. I suspect this may be somewhat of an apt metaphor for your future, Scorpio. A transitory or short-duration experience could leave a legacy that will ripen for a long time before it hatches. But that’s where the metaphor breaks down. When your legacy has fully ripened—when it becomes available as a living presence—I bet it will last a long time. SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22–Dec 21) When a critic at Rolling Stone magazine reviewed the Beatles’ Abbey Road in 1969, he said some of the songs were “so heavily overproduced that they are hard to listen to.â€? He added, “Surely they must have enough talent and intelligence to do better than this.â€? Years later, however, Rolling Stone altered its opinion, naming Abbey Road the 14th best album of all time. I suspect, Sagittarius, that you’re in a phase with metaphorical resemblances to the earlier assessment. But I’m reasonably sure that this will ultimately evolve into being more like the later valuation—and it won’t take years. CAPRICORN (Dec 22–Jan 19) According to my analysis of the astrological omens, love should be in full bloom. You should be awash in worthy influences that animate your smart passion. So how about it? Are you swooning and twirling and uncoiling? Are you overflowing with a lush longing to celebrate the miracle of being alive? If your answer is yes, congratulations. May your natural intoxication levels continue to rise. But if my description doesn’t match your current experience, you may be out of sync with cosmic rhythms. And if that’s the case, please take emergency measures. Escape to a sanctuary where you can shed your worries and inhibitions and maybe even your clothes. Get drunk on undulating music as you dance yourself into a dreamy love trance. AQUARIUS (Jan 20–Feb 18) “Life never gives you anything that’s all bad or all good.â€? So proclaimed the smartest Aquarian 6-year-old girl I know as we kicked a big orange ball around a playground. I agreed with her! “Twenty years from now,â€? I told her, “I’m going to remind you that you told me this beautiful truth.â€? I didn’t tell her the corollary that I’d add to her axiom, but I’ll share it with you: If anything or anyone seems to be all bad or all good, you’re probably not seeing the big picture. There are exceptions, however! For example, I bet you will soon experience or are already experiencing a stroke of fate that’s very close to being all good. PISCES (Feb 19–March 20) “Enodationâ€? is an old, nearly obsolete English word that refers to the act of untying a knot or solving a knotty problem. “Enodousâ€? means “free of knots.â€? Let’s make these your celebratory words of power for the month of May, Pisces. Speak them out loud every now and then. Invoke them as holy chants and potent prayers leading you to discover the precise magic that will untangle the kinks and snarls you most need to untangle.


Toledo City Paper - May 9, 2018  

Glass City Film Festival, Steve Martin and Martin Short, 419 Tacos, Top Docs

Toledo City Paper - May 9, 2018  

Glass City Film Festival, Steve Martin and Martin Short, 419 Tacos, Top Docs